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NEW YORK – Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula liked what he heard. Without revealing specifics, Pegula acknowledged that he and 10 other owners representing the NFL and a dozen active players found some common ground during a four-hour meeting at league headquarters Tuesday prompted by growing concerns over players kneeling during the national anthem. "We agreed to wor…

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The announcers for this week's Buffalo Bills television broadcast have been announced. Fox will broadcast Sunday’s Bills game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1 p.m. Daryl "Moose" Johnston, the Lewiston-Porter High School graduate who was the 1983 Buffalo News Player of the Year for high school football and went on to star for Syracuse University and the …

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NEW YORK – Will it be a last stand for standing? Will kneeling start to come at a price? Those and other questions about how NFL clubs and their players deal with the national anthem will be addressed when team owners and executives gather Tuesday and Wednesday at a midtown hotel for their annual fall meeting. An NFL spokesman has been careful not to speculat…

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Uber sure must love the Buffalo Bills. The ride-hailing service was called upon once again to take a member of the team from Chicago all the way to Buffalo on Sunday. Wide receiver Brandon Reilly, a rookie member of the practice squad, hailed a ride after missing his connection in the Windy City. We had a "team meeting at 8 this morning. Couldn't miss it," Reilly sai…

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News will track the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results in Week Five: • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native returned to the lineup after missing two games with a hamstring injury and had one tackle in a 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals.…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week Five loss to the Bengals. • Not surprisingly, Nick O'Leary saw a big increase in work after fellow tight end Charles Clay was hurt in the first half. O'Leary played a season-high 59 snaps and was targeted six times. He is expected to have a big role while Clay is out with …

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Saying he wanted to send "a clear message," legendary Bills running back Thurman Thomas took to Facebook to post a lengthy message regarding  NFL player protests during the playing of the national anthem at games. He reiterated what he told The News on Wednesday that he doesn't believe the players should be viewed as disrespecting the military. https://buffalonews.com/2…

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After a big win against the NFC champion Falcons in Week Four, the Bills suffered an ugly loss to the Bengals last Sunday that dropped them to 3-2. The Bills fell slightly in most national power rankings, but are still thought to be in the top half of the league. ESPN: 16 (last week: 16). The Bills stood pat despite the loss. ESPN's FPI projection system gives the…

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Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas said Wednesday that he supports NFL player protests during the playing of the national anthem at games and doesn't believe the players should be viewed as disrespecting the military. "This is something that we as African-Americans feel very, very proud of, what we're doing right now," Thomas said. "It's not about the flag. It's…

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News Sports Reporter Vic Carucci joined Jonah Javad for his weekly Bills breakdown on WGRZ Tuesday. They discussed the Bills' loss to the Bengals, the injury to tight end Charles Clay, the team's inability to have a running game and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP2n_uTw4P8 Stay with BNblitz.com for complete coverage of the Buffalo Bills.

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The NFL is moving toward making it policy for all players to stand for the National Anthem. ESPN obtained a copy of a letter to club chief executives and presidents in which Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, in part: “The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game, and is now dividing us, and our players, from many fa…

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Each time a Bills defender drags an opposing ball carrier down this season, he’s doing a small part to help someone in need of food assistance. The Bills have teamed up with Campbell’s Chunky Soup and Tops Friendly Markets to donate 20 cans of soup to local food banks for every defensive tackle. In its fourth year, the Tackle Hunger initiative has provided more than 56,…

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1. Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and…

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LeSean McCoy started the 2017 season exactly how most expected he would. The Buffalo Bills’ running back carried 22 times for 110 yards in a win over the New York Jets, looking every bit like the Pro Bowl performer he’s been since arriving in Western New York in 2015. Since that time, however, Shady has gone missing. In the Bills’ last four games, McCoy has carried 6…

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Tight end Charles Clay had a knee scope performed Monday morning and will miss "multiple weeks," according to Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott. Clay was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday's 20-16 loss to Cincinnati when he was hit by Bengals safety Shawn Williams at the end of a 24-yard gain. Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Clay suffered a torn meniscus and sp…